Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters10/05/2016One of the biggest parts of good HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also a huge part of increasing and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has noted that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly commercial cities. We spend quite a bit of our times inside, so your air filter is on the front line for improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to realize when it comes to air filters? Filter Replacement The most basic way to tell you out how often to change your filter would be, whenever it’s dirty. Of course, we don’t want you to have to inspect your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule is every 1-2 months for the best results. The frequency you have to swap out your filter is determined by a variety of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to swap out your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home. A filthy filter can also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to go up and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters. Regularly swapping out your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. If it’s been a while since you’ve checked the status of your filter, consider this post your reminder. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about boosting your indoor air quality give the team at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. a call at 877-389-2465 or arrange an appointment with us online.